United States Men's National Team

2018 World Cup qualifying

World Cup Qualifying preview: Panama v USMNT

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After thrashing Honduras on Friday, spirits are up, and the USMNT looks to notch another win in the Hex versus Panama.

World Cup Qualifying recap: USMNT 6-0 Honduras

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The United States demolished Honduras behind Christian Pulisic and Clint Dempsey in Bruce Arena's first game back in charge.

World Cup Qualifying preview: USMNT v Honduras

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The US faces Honduras on Friday as they try to right the ship in Hexagonal Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

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With all the missing regulars, am I being greedy to want a win in Panama? Four more players, including starting left center back John Anthony Brooks, have been released to their clubs. Only Paul Arriola has been added to the mix, so the USMNT now has 23 guys available for selection on Tuesday. You may know them as.

Your USMNT Line-Up v. Honduras

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With one exception, the USMNT eleven I prescribed are starting tonight's key World Cup qualifier. Of course, we'll need to wait to identify the shape and where Lletget/Nagbe are fielded... Meanwhile, stars from all across the sports spectrum are showing mad love and support for the team tonight. Sending my best to @ussoccer as they face Honduras tonight.

The Rescue Crew

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Bruce Arena has called up 24 players for this month's key World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama. As is often the case with USMNT selections, there are both relief sighs and worry wrinkles.Of course, my prayer to see Villafaña's name on the list was answered. On the other hand, I'm disappointed not to see Yedlin (or at least Lichaj) - seeing as how FabJO is listed in attack, I suppose

Jordan Morris

Arriola joins USMNT as Brooks, Morris, Lletget, Orozco depart

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The U.S. Men's National Team has added a winger ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Panama as several players have departed camp.

Paul Arriola is set to jointhe USMNT squad ahead of Saturday night's trip to Panama City. John Brooks, Sebastian Lletget, Jordan Morris and Michael Orozco left camp, bringing the total roster to 23 players.

Morris day-to-day with an ankle injury

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The forward position is under a microscope at U.S. Men's National Team camp in San Jose this week, as injury questions are circling around the key contributors to the squad.

Jordan Morris picked up a knock in the Seattle Sounders' 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, but he continued to play at CenturyLink Field.

Dempsey, Altidore headline five USMNT call-ups to score ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The U.S. Men's National Team needed some positive news this weekend after Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood were removed from the roster for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches with Honduras and Panama due to injuries.

The good news came from in front of nets worldwide, as some of the players headed to California this week struck the back of the net in their respective club matches.

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USMNT 6, Honduras 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Bruce Arena probably couldn't have drawn it up any better. The U.S. Men's National Team scored early and often on Friday night, thumping Honduras, 6-0, to leap back into the World Cup qualifying race.

From the opening moments of Friday's clash at Avaya Stadium, the U.

Dempsey's return sparks USMNT's return to form

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Clint Dempsey hasn't played in an international match for the U.S. in the last nine months due to an irregular heartbeat that sidelined him for the second half of the 2016 Major League Soccer season and the first two World Cup qualifiers – then with the national team under Jurgen Klinsmann.

USMNT bounces back from rough Hex start, crushes Honduras

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When it rains, it pours – literally.

The U.S. Men's National Team entered Friday night's World Cup qualifier needing a win against Honduras to keep their World Cup hopes alive. They got that and awhole lot more, routing the Hondurans 6-0 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

U.S. head coach Bruce Arena talked about his team's excitement for the match the day before during his press conference and his players put that enthusiasm on full display throughout the 90 minutes.

WCQ: USMNT 6 – Honduras 0

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The USMNT resumed World Cup qualifying on Friday night at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California in a big way. Shaking off two losses to start the Hexagonal round, the USMNT dominated Honduras in a 6-0 shutout.

The goals started early with Sebastian Lletget scoring in the 5th minute. Michael Bradley doubled the lead in the 27th.

USMNT not thinking about past stumbles, focused on crucial qualifier against Honduras

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After two losses to start the final round of World Cup qualifying, the U.S. Men's national team enter Friday night's World Cup qualifier with one goal in mind: a desperately-needed three points.

"We understand the position we're in," Bradley said after training at Avaya Stadium on Tuesday. "Because we didn't start the Hex the right way, we put ourselves behind the eight ball.

USMNT vs Honduras – The History

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 20, 2017) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is no stranger when it comes to playing in must-win games. From the first round of the World Cup to the Gold Cup knockout stages and Hexagonal tournaments in between, the USMNT has found ways to win. It will need to channel some of those past victories when it plays Honduras on Friday evening at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

Bruce Arena

Bruce Arena stands up for American soccer

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 24, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's not that Bruce Arena's semi-regular musings on the state of American soccer didn't matter while he was leading the LA Galaxy. He won three MLS Cup titles, two Supporters Shields, and fully cemented his place as the greatest American soccer coach.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Honduras?

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Friday's World Cup qualifier is all but a must-win for the U.S. Men's National Team. After sputtering through the opening two matches of the Hexagonal round, the U.S. faces a colossal challenge on Friday as the team looks to right the ship against Honduras.

In any scenario, a World Cup qualifier in CONCACAF is tough, but making Friday all the more difficult are a slew of notable absences.

USMNT roll up their sleeves by the Bay

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - Experience, aggression and commitment are the tools of choice for the USMNT as they wade into a pressure-packed World Cup qualifying encounter with Honduras at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California on Friday (10:30pm ET - FS1).

SBI Question of the Day: Which USMNT centerback pairing should start vs. Honduras?

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The U.S. Men's National Team's injury issues have been highly publicized in the week leading up to Friday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras. Stars Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin are on the mend, leaving Bruce Arena with some big decisions on how to reshuffle and reshape his starting XI.

SBI Question of the Day: Which position is biggest concern for USMNT heading into March qualifiers?

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Bruce Arena's roster has been ravaged by injuries as World Cup qualifiers loom. Several players, most of which were presumed starters, will not be joining camp as the U.S. Men's National Team faces a pair of vital World Cup qualifiers.

Naturally, there are some concerns.

Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin headline the notable injury absences for the U.

Bruce Arena picks his USMNT squad – now what?

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - The final countdown to this month's massive World Cup qualifying matches began in earnest on Wednesday. Bruce Arena unveiled his 24-man USMNT roster for the games against Honduras On March 24 and Panama on the 28.

Bedoya welcomes "clean slate" ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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On paper, the U.S. Men's National Team is in a hole after two disappointing losses to start the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. However, with a new coach, Bruce Arena, in charge, one of the team's veteransis welcoming a clean slate entering next Friday's clash with Honduras at Avaya Stadium.

'Invaluable' Dempsey joins several new faces as USMNT faces vital qualifiers

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Just days ago, Bruce Arena said he didn't expect Clint Dempsey to join the U.S. Men's National Team for World Cup qualifiers. After several months away from the field with an irregular heartbeat, Dempsey simply wasn't expected to be ready and the USMNT boss was in no rush to throw him right back into the fire.

Dempsey, Howard, Cameron headline USMNT squad for World Cup qualifiers

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Facing a must-win scenario, Bruce Arena turned to a group of U.S. Men's National Team regulars for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Included in that group is a bit of a surprise: Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey joins Tim Howard, Geoff Cameron and Michael Bradley to headline a 23-man roster that includes 19 players with World Cup qualifying experience.

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Footy on the Telly – March 27 – 31

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Draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup

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FIFA held the draw for the U-20 World Cup in South Korea. The USMNT will play in Group F against Ecuador (May 22 - Incheon Stadium), Senegal (May 25 - Incheon Stadium), and Saudi Arabia (May 28 - Daejeon World Cup Stadium).

"We are proud to have earned a group top seed for the 2017 U-20 World Cup," USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos said.

Fabian Johnson

USMNT Notes: Returning vets provide boost; Cameron looks for 'energy'; and more

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The U.S. Men's National Team has several notable absences. Fabian Johnson, Bobby Wood and DeAndre Yedlin are set to miss out, robbing the team of several key contributors.

Luckily for the U.S., though, their World Cup qualifying push will also begin with the return of several key figures.

Zusi replaces Johnson on USMNT roster

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One of the few players the U.S. Men's National Team could ill afford to lose ahead of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama is officially off the roster due to an injury.

Fabian Johnson, who was injured in Borussia Monchengladbach's UEFA Europa League match against Schalke on Thursday, was taken out of the 24-man squad on Friday with a hamstring injury.

Fabian Johnson leaves Europa League match with apparent hamstring injury

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Bad news for U.S. Men's National Team fans, as one of the team's best players appears to have picked up ainjury ahead of World Cup qualifiers.

USMNT midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson was forced to leave Borussia Monchengladbach's UEFA Europa League match against Schalke 04 on Thursday, as he pulled up with an apparent right hamstring injury.

The Rest

Lletget evaluation shows 'no significant damage'

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Good news for the LA Galaxy and U.S. Men's National Team, asit appears that neither will be missing midfielder Sebastian Lletget for too long.

Lletget was forced off the field on Friday during the 18th minute of the eventual USMNT 6-0 rout of Honduras, as he appeared to be severely hampered by a left foot injury.

Highlights: USMNT 6, Honduras 0

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SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Christian Pulisic

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The U.S. Men's National Team was in need of a bounce-back performance, and they got it on Friday night with their youngest star leading the way.

Christian Pulisic provided a goal and two assists on Friday night, helping to lead the U.S. to a 6-0 win over Honduras at Avaya Stadium.

The SBI Show: Episode 271 (w/special guest Alexi Lalas)

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The moment U.S. Men's National Team fans have spent four months waiting for is finally here. World Cup qualifying is back, and the SBI Show is back to break down the USMNT showdown with Honduras.

Special guest Alexi Lalas joins SBI Show host Ives Galarcep to discuss the all-important USA-Honduras qualifier, breaking down lineup options and what to expect from Bruce Arena's first qualifier with this group.

Landon Donovan confirms return to retirement

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Landon Donovan's playing future has beenup in the air following last season's late-season return, but the longtime LA Galaxy star has now reaffirmed his commitment to stepping away from the game.

Speaking to Yahoo Sports, Donovan revealed on Thursday that he is officially retired once again.

Special bond unites USMNT's Howard with childhood coach Mulqueen

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When Tim Howard was named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the impending World Cup qualifiers, he placed a phone call to the man who convinced Howard at the age of 11 that he had extraordinary potential as a goalkeeper Tim Mulqueen.

While Howard may have surprised some observers, including USMNT head coach Bruce Arena, Mulqueen never doubted that his 38-year-old pupil would be physically fortified following a long term injury.

Wondolowski added to USMNT roster ahead of World Cup qualifying

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A U.S. Men's National Team camp in San Jose wouldn't feel quite right without Chris Wondolowski involved.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the San Jose Earthquakes forward is set to join the team for camp ahead of a pair of crucial World Cup qualifiers. Wondolowski is set to begin training with the team Tuesday at Avaya Stadium.

Kljestan, Besler added to USMNT roster, Wood out with injury

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A few days after losing Fabian Johnson to an injury for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, the U.S. Men's National Team was forced to drop another German-based start from its roster.

U.S. Soccer announced on Sunday that Bobby Wood was removed from the roster due to a back injury.

Bingham replaces Guzan on USMNT roster

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San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham has replaced Brad Guzan on the U.S. Men's National Team for the upcoming training camp, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday.

Guzan will miss the camp as he and his wife await the birth of their second child.

Bingham joins Tim Howard and Nick Rimando in the 24-player camp, which convenes in San Jose, California on Sunday.

Dom Dwyer secures U.S. citizenship

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Dom Dwyer has made no secret of his desire to one day play for the U.S. Men's National Team. He has cleared a major hurdle toward making that dream a reality.

Dwyer has secured his U.S. citizenship on Thursday, moving him a step closer to becomingeligible to play for the USMNT. The 26-year-old striker, and husband of U.

Just a sprinkle of nutmeg...

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Borussia Dortmund whiz kid Christian Pulisic was at it again on Tuesday, bagging the opener/winner in a 3-0 DfB Pokal win over 3.Liga underdogs Sportfreunde Lotte. He now has three goals and two assists in the last 11 days. - Greg Seltzer